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Trains from Homewood to Mattoon

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Homewood - Mattoon Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Homewood to Mattoon. Traveling by train from Homewood to Mattoon usually takes around 2 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Illini Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance148 mi (238 km)
Fastest train2h 9m
Lowest price$26.93
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Illini Service
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Homewood to Mattoon?

In the last month, $26.93 was the average price of a train ticket from Homewood to Mattoon. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 5 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $26.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Homewood to Mattoon by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$23 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Homewood to Mattoon in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$37 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Which train should you take from Homewood to Mattoon?

2 train services operate from Homewood to Mattoon. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak City of New Orleans12h 17m$26.93
Amtrak Illini Service12h 9m$40.18
  • Amtrak City of New Orleans

    Amtrak City of New Orleans

    The City of New Orleans is an Amtrak route that runs daily trains from Chicago to New Orleans and vice versa. The City of New Orleans includes a sightseer lounge with panoramic windows for the best views of the five states along the route. Affordable Coach seats cost about for a trip from Homewood to Mattoon. However, the City of New Orleans also offers private roomettes and bedrooms for added comfort and luxury (and a higher price). Passengers who book sleeper accommodations will enjoy included meals, and all passengers can stop into the cafe car to purchase meals and snacks.

  • Amtrak Illini Service

    Amtrak Illini Service

    Since 1973, Amtrak's Illini Service has provided reliable train transportation to 11 Illinois cities. The Illini operates as an evening commuter train from Chicago to Carbondale, while its sister train, the Amtrak Saluki, runs the morning route. Commuters rely on this service as a safe and convenient transportation option every day. Each train offers WiFi and power outlets, plus a cafe car and business class seating. Illini trains meet the highest federal standard for reducing emissions, with up to 90% less greenhouse gas emissions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Homewood to Mattoon during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Homewood to Mattoon?

The distance between Homewood and Mattoon is approximately 148 miles, or 238 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 9 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Homewood to Mattoon are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Homewood at 4:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Homewood to Mattoon?

Trains leave the station in Homewood twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Mattoon with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Mattoon to Homewood.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Homewood?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Homewood.

All train stations in Homewood:

  • 18015 Park Ave

Where is the train station in Mattoon?

Arrival stations

Mattoon has one train station.

Train stations in Mattoon:

  • 1718 Broadway Ave

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